Jay Grimes


Jay Grimes began his studies with Joe Pilates in the mid-sixties, and after Joe’s death continued with Joe’s wife, Clara, for another 10 years until her death. Jay began teaching in the original 8th Ave studio in New York and has since taught all over the world. Jay danced professionally, ballet and Broadway for 18 years, and never had an injury. This he attributes entirely to Pilates. Jay is valued in the Pilates community for his experience, humility and integrity in maintaining the work of Joe Pilates. Over the years Jay’s clients have ranged from stars of Broadway and Hollywood, music and opera, to politicians, businessmen and housewives, and Olympic athletes.

Jay does not take on new clients, but he offers regular workshops and master classes, locally and around the world (some are also offered as online webshops). Jay directs and teaches THE WORK: Vintage Pilates’ Master’s Program for certified teachers.

If you are interested in inviting Jay to your studio or convention, please contact us at info@vintagepilates.com.

Jays out-of-studio rates can be viewed here.